Terms of Service
Effective October 30, 2013
1. Content on the Services
1.1. In General. Any opinions expressed by the contributors, authors and moderators who post content to Luminis India are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Luminis India, whether or not the authors are employees or contractors of Luminis India. The Content (as defined below) is provided for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be an endorsement or representation by Luminis India or any other party.
1.2. Ownership. The Content (as defined below) on the Services is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. Commercial use of any of the Content or Services is strictly prohibited. The Services and all materials published and/or distributed on or through the Services (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips) (collectively, the “Content”) are protected by copyright pursuant to Indian and international copyright laws, and are owned or controlled by Luminis India or the party credited as the provider of the Content. Except as set forth in Sections 1.3 and 5.4 of this Agreement, you may not modify, publish, transmit, adapt, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content in whole or in part, without the express written consent of Luminis India or the copyright owner identified in the copyright notice in the Content. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices that appear in the Content. You may not use any Luminis India logo or proprietary graphic or trademark without Luminis India’s express written permission. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services. As between the parties, title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in the Content and Services, and any copies or portions thereof, shall remain in Luminis India and/or its content providers or licensors. Luminis India reserves any rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.
1.3. Limited License. Subject to your strict compliance with this Agreement, Luminis India grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to access, download (temporary storage only), display, view, use, play and/or print the Content (excluding, for purposes of this Section 1.3, Content accessed through Luminis India Traffic System and further excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise, other than as made available to access and use via a standard web browser to enable display) on a personal computer, mobile phone or other wireless device, or other Internet enabled device, for your personal noncommercial use only, subject to the restrictions set forth in this Agreement. The foregoing limited license (A) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Content, and (B) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in Luminis India’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
2. User-Generated Content
2.1. Prohibited Actions. You are solely responsible for your communications on and your use of the Services. You agree not to do any of the following: (A) post or transmit any libelous, defamatory, indecent, obscene, fraudulent, deceptive, abusive or pornographic message, data, image, content or program; (B) post or transmit any message, data, image, content or program that would violate any property rights of others; (C) use the Services to threaten, harass, or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others; (D) upload or download files that contain software, marks, logos, data, images, content or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other applicable law, unless you own or control the rights to such files or material or have received all necessary consents; (E) upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data; (F) falsify the source or origin of software or other material contained in a file that you upload to the Services; (G) falsely purport to be an employee or agent of Luminis India; (H) act, in your use of the Services, in a manner that is contrary to applicable law or regulation; or (I) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or the Content.
2.2. Luminis India’s Exclusive Right to Manage the User Submissions. You acknowledge that any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you post, upload, or submit to the Services, including but not limited to comments, forum messages, reviews, text, video, audio, photographs, computer code and applications (each, a “User Submission”) may be edited, removed, deleted, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by Luminis India in its sole discretion and without your permission, and you waive any rights you may have (including any moral rights) in preventing the material from being altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. You expressly agree that we may remove, disable or restrict access to or the availability of any User Submissions from the Services at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all. Luminis India reserves the right to treat User Submissions as content stored at the direction of users for which Luminis India will not exercise control except to block or remove content that comes to Luminis India’s attention and is offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, threatening, abusive, illegal, libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading or otherwise objectionable to Luminis India, or to enforce the rights of third parties or the content restrictions set forth below in this Agreement when notice of their violation comes to Luminis India’s attention. However, Luminis India shall not be responsible for controlling or editing any Content, and Luminis India has no contractual obligation to remove inappropriate or unlawful Content. Under no circumstances will we be held liable for removing, disabling or restricting access to or the availability of Content.
2.3. License to Luminis India of Your User Submissions. You hereby grant to Luminis India, and you agree to grant to Luminis India, a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide and cost-free license to use, copy, record, disclose, sell, re-sell, sublicense, reproduce, distribute, redistribute, modify, adapt, publish, edit, translate, transmit, create derivative works of, broadcast, publicly perform, display or otherwise exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your User Submissions (and derivative works thereof), for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any media, software, formula, or technology whether by any means and in any media now known or hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses, and to advertise, market and promote the same. In order to further effect the rights and license that you grant to Luminis India to your User Submissions, you also hereby grant to Luminis India, and agree to grant to Luminis India, the unconditional, perpetual, irrevocable right to use and exploit your name, persona, image, photograph, and likeness that you provide in connection with any User Submission, without any obligation or remuneration to you. Except as prohibited by law, you hereby waive, and you agree to waive, any moral rights (including attribution and integrity) that you may have in any User Submissions, even if your User Submissions are altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Luminis India for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your User Submissions. You further acknowledge and agree that no compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your User Submissions or any of the rights granted in this Section 2.3.
2.4. Representations and Warranties Related to Your User Submissions. Each time you submit a User Submission, you represent and warrant that, as to that User Submission, (A) you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property and other rights to the User Submission, or you have a lawful right to submit the User Submission and grant Luminis India the rights to it that you are granting by this Agreement, all without any Luminis India obligation to obtain consent of any third party and without creating any obligation or liability of Luminis India; (B) the User Submission is accurate; (C) the User Submission does not and, as to Luminis India’s permitted uses and exploitation set forth in this Agreement, will not infringe any intellectual property or other right of any third party; (D) the User Submission will not violate this Agreement, or cause injury or harm to any person; and (E) the User Submission complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
2.5. Responsibility of Users. You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, your User Submissions. Luminis India does not assume any responsibility or liability for any User Submissions posted on the Services or any website linked to the Services and makes no express or implied warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or any other aspect of the User Submissions.
2.6. Non-Confidentiality of Your User Submissions. The Services are available to the public, and your User Submissions, along with information concerning your identity that you provide to Luminis India (including your name, image, employer and location), may be publicly available. Do not post information you consider confidential to the Services. In addition, you agree that Luminis India may reveal your identity and whatever information we know about you to any law enforcement agent or official in the event of legal action or a legal request arising from any User Submission made by you.
2.7. Unsolicited Email, Spamming & Spoofing. You may not use the Services to transmit unsolicited email. You may not send unsolicited email to the Services or to anyone whose email address includes a domain name used on the Services. You may not use any domain name on our Services as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications, which you transmit from another location or through another service. You may not pretend to be someone else – or spoof their identity – when using the Services.
3. Links to Third-Party Websites
4. Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement Notification
If you believe in good faith that material or Content available on Luminis India infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right that you own or for which you are a beneficial owner or exclusive licensee, you are encouraged to notify Luminis India in accordance with Luminis India’s Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement Notification Policy, currently accessible at http://www.luminisindia.com/copyright/. It is our policy to terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the access rights of repeat infringers.
5. Terms Applicable to Users of Luminis India Traffic System
5 .1. In General. Luminis India offers the opportunity to sign up to obtain enhanced content and features through Luminis India Traffic System. By using or accessing any products, content, features, services or events offered through Luminis India Traffic System, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Section 5, which are specific to use of Luminis India Traffic System and shall not apply to the use of any of the Services other than Luminis India Traffic System.
5.2. Luminis India Traffic System Account. In order to access certain features of Luminis India Traffic System, you will be required to create an online account (e.g., “User Account”). You agree to: (A) take reasonable measures to maintain the security of your user identification, password and other information relating to your User Account; (B) refrain from sharing your User Account password or from allowing access to your User Account by any third party; (C) be solely responsible for the security, confidentiality, legality and integrity of all messages and content that you receive, transmit or store using Luminis India Traffic System and the User Account; (D) be responsible for all charges resulting from use of your User Account, including unauthorized use prior to your notifying Luminis India in writing of such use and taking steps to prevent its further occurrence, including by changing your password; (E) comply with the terms and conditions set forth herein; and (F) comply with all applicable Indian and international laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, contracts and applicable licenses regarding your use of Luminis India Traffic System.
5.3. Fees; Payment Terms; Account Cancellation.
1. Luminis India may charges a subscription fee (“Fees”) for the use of Luminis India Traffic System. By registering for a User Account, you agree to pay Luminis India the Fees applicable to the account level/type chosen. Unless otherwise stated, all Fees are in U.S. Dollars. Luminis India expressly reserves the right to change the Fees at any time, upon notice to you. The Fees do not include any payment for telecommunications and computer hardware, software, telecommunications access charges, lines or connections or other equipment and services required to access and use Luminis India Traffic System, which shall be your sole responsibility. All Fees will be billed to your credit card at the current international currency conversion rate. You are responsible for and shall pay Luminis India all currency conversion charges, sales, use, value-added, personal property or other tax, duty or levy of any kind, including interest and penalties thereon (collectively, “Taxes”) for the use of Luminis India Traffic System, whether imposed now or hereinafter by any governmental entity. For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level that you elect, your credit card may automatically be charged the new rate on your next bill or billing cycle.
2. All Fees are paid in advance and are non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrades/downgrades, or for months when you did not use Luminis India Traffic System. We reserve the right to deactivate your access to Luminis India Traffic System if you fail to pay applicable fees. You must provide current, complete and accurate billing information. You must promptly update all billing information to keep your account current, complete and accurate (such as by furnishing a new billing address, card number or expiration date), and you must promptly notify Luminis India if your credit card is canceled (including if you lose your card or it is stolen), or if you become aware of a potential breach of security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your name or password). You authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates for your credit card in the event that the credit card you provided us expires. We reserve the right to charge any renewal card issued to you as a replacement. You agree to promptly pay Luminis India in the event of any refusal of your credit card issuer to pay any amount to Luminis India for any reason. You agree to pay all costs of collection, including attorney’s fees and costs, on any outstanding balance. In the event you fail to pay any amount when due, Luminis India may immediately suspend or terminate this Agreement and your access to Luminis India Traffic System.
3. Your subscription will renew automatically, unless we terminate it or you terminate your subscription by providing written or electronic notice through one of the following methods:
You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid billing of subscription fees for the renewal term to your credit card.
5.4. Limited License to Luminis India Traffic System Users. Subject to your strict compliance with this Agreement, Luminis India grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the Content available on Luminis India Traffic System (the “Luminis India Traffic System Content”) as described below. You may:
- View the Luminis India Traffic System Content while accessing Luminis India Traffic System.
- Download or print one copy of any Luminis India Traffic System Content for personal use.
- Incorporate, on a non-systematic and non-routine basis, a small excerpt of the Luminis India Traffic System Content (e.g., a few lines of text, a paragraph, a specific graphic, chart or graph) within a report or presentation that is distributed to an audience that is internal to the company for which you are employed (“your company”), as long as you attribute Luminis India Traffic System as the source.
- Briefly summarize, on a non-systematic and non-routine basis, Luminis India Traffic System Content in your own words, and distribute the summary to an audience that in internal to your company in connection with a specific project, as long as you attribute Luminis India Traffic System as the source.
- Distribute, in digital or hard copy, Luminis India Traffic System Content for which you have purchase reprint rights, to audiences inside or outside your company.
- If your User Account was obtained under an enterprise license made by your company, distribute Luminis India Traffic System Content in accordance with the terms of that license. Except as expressly provided in this Section 5.4, you may not post or otherwise distribute Luminis India Traffic System Content (e.g. via hard copy, email, and/or posting on intranet, company bulletin boards or other information storage & retrieval systems). The foregoing limited license (A) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Luminis India Traffic System Content, and (B) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in Luminis India’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
6. Operation of the Services
7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY LUMINIS INDIA ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. LUMINIS INDIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE ACCURACY (EITHER WHEN POSTED OR AS A RESULT OF THE PASSAGE OF TIME) OF ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICES. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, LUMINIS INDIA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE, ACCESSIBLE CONTINUOUSLY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. LUMINIS INDIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRATIES OR GUARANTEES AGAINST HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, LOSSES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA), OR THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM THE SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, TERMINATE YOUR PRO ACCOUNT. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE BELIEVE THAT ANY WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR REPRESENTATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO YOU, YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT SUCH STATEMENTS, WHETHER MADE ORALLY OR IN WRITING, ARE TO BE CONSTRUED AS MERELY NONBINDING EXPRESSIONS OF POLICY RATHER THAN AFFIRMATIVE REPRESENTATIONS, OBLIGATIONS, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES. IN THE EVENT OF ANY CONFLICT BETWEEN THIS SECTION 7 AND OTHER TERMS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO TAKE PRECEDENCE.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL LUMINIS INDIA BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA OR COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT, EVEN IF LUMINIS INDIA MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS BY ANY THIRD PARTIES.
The Services are controlled and offered by Luminis India from its facilities in the India. Luminis India makes no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
9. VIOLATIONS / INDEMNIFICATION
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS LUMINIS INDIA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES, RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU OR ANY USER SUBMISSION POSTED OR SUBMITTED BY YOU (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ WORLDWIDE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL CONDUCT).
10. WAIVER AND RELEASE
YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER LUMINIS INDIA NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE LUMINIS INDIA SERVICES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LUMINIS INDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST LUMINIS INDIA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS BASED UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF LUMINIS INDIA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
11. Complete Agreement
12. Modifications / Termination
12.1. In General. Our employees are not authorized to vary the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement may be modified only (A) by obtaining our written consent in a notarized agreement signed by an officer of Luminis India; or (B) as set forth below in Section 12.2.
12.2. Periodic Revisions. You agree that we may modify the terms of this Agreement from time to time, and that your right to access the Services is conditioned on an ongoing basis with your compliance with the then-current version of this Agreement. We will notify you of any material revisions or modifications to this Agreement by: (1) posting a notice on the Luminisindia.com website for thirty (30) days following any revisions or modifications to this Agreement and/or by posting a notice on Luminisindia.com the first time that you visit Luminisindia.com following such revisions or modifications; or (2) through a direct communication to you by email, if you have provided an email address to us. You will be deemed to have agreed to the new terms and conditions if you continue to access the Services after having been notified of such revisions or modifications by email or, if you have not been notified by email, after the passage of thirty (30) days from the time the revised terms and conditions are first posted on Luminisindia.com (whichever is sooner). If you do not provide us with a valid email address to send you information concerning revisions or modifications to this Agreement, then you agree that you will not receive notice by email. If you change email accounts, it will be your responsibility to notify us of a new valid email address in order to receive email notice. We assume no responsibility for your failure to actually receive notice. It is your responsibility to review this page for possible modifications.
13. Dispute Resolution / Jurisdiction / Agreement to Arbitrate
Any dispute arising out of the use of this website or in connection therewith shall be governed by Laws of India and New Delhi Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any such dispute.
If any portion of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that portion shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
Luminis India may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general or specific notice on the Services, a communication to your Luminis India account or by written communication delivered by first class postal mail to your address on record. You may give notice to Luminis India at any time via electronic mail to the following address: .
16. General Disclaimer
The documents and graphics on this website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Luminis may make improvements and/or changes herein at any time. Luminis makes no representations about the accuracy of the information contained in the documents and graphics on this web site for any purpose. All documents and graphics are provided "as is". Luminis hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event, Luminis and/or its licensor/ supplier shall not be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of the sites, the information, or on any other hyperlinked web site, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if Luminis is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
Luminis India may terminate or suspend access to the Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach this Agreement or for any other reason. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with Luminis India’s prior written consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Luminis India in any respect whatsoever. The headings of the sections contained in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not be deemed to control of affect the meaning or construction of any provision of this Agreement.